Meet Linda! Linda Bowen is one of RASKC’s most extraordinary foster volunteers. For over 10 years, she has been going the extra mile so often. When Linda takes care of “bottle babies,” she feeds the kittens about every two hours- all night and all day. We cannot thank Linda enough for having contributed over 9,500 foster […]

Halloween is “spook-tacular” for kids of all ages, but the holiday can be pretty scary for our pets. Regional Animal Services of King County would like to remind pet owners of a few safety tips before the ghosts and goblins come begging on October 31. Never feed candy to your pet, especially chocolate. If you […]

Every October, we at RASKC are asked about our policy for adopting cats, especially black cats, at this time of year. Our mission is to place adoptable pets into loving homes as quickly as possible. We don’t have a policy against black cat adoptions at Halloween, as we don’t want to delay matching any pet […]

Public Health – Seattle & King County has tracked several cases of rabies in wild animals in our region this year. This potentially deadly virus is contagious, and in our state is usually carried by bats. While not every bat is infected with rabies, call Public Health at 206-296-4774 or seek help from a healthcare […]

Hi! My name is Checkers and I am available for adoption. I was brought in by my previous owner on August 2nd, 2018 because they were moving and could not keep me. My previous owner described me as friendly and sweet. They also said that I like to hang out in windows and watch birds, […]

We have another exciting story to share from our new WAGS program. Last month, volunteer Tessa H. got a chance to take Django out and they had a blast! From Tessa: Django and I took a trip to Lake Sawyer on Monday, July 23. Django rode nicely in the crate in the back of my car. She was […]

A special thanks to volunteer Sharon K. for taking Patron out for a WAGS adventure at Seward Park. Sharon and Patron had a great time together! From Sharon: “This Saturday I took Patron for a 2.5 hour outing to Seward Park, and to my home. In the park we walked on quiet trails, and around […]

Working with partner cities, staff from Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) are visiting neighborhoods on weekends to educate residents about the benefits of pet licensing and ensure that pets are properly licensed. All cats and dogs eight weeks or older in the RASKC service area are required to be licensed with King County. […]

Crossposted from Public Health Insider We recently shared information about an investigation into rabies exposure from a rabid bat on the University of Washington campus. We’ve already seen nearly twice as many exposures to bats this year compared to this time last year, and as the weather gets warmer, we are more likely to see more. […]

South County Cats Founder and Director Sally Halela was honored with the 2018 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award under the Animal Welfare category. The award honor some of the state’s most dedicated individuals, groups, and families for their commitment to volunteerism as the foundation for caring communities and a thriving Washington. Regional Animal Services of King […]